Queensland’s premier free food and wine festival is back, bringing plenty of food-focused fun to Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands on July 20-21.
Since launching 11 years ago, Regional Flavours has become quite the Queensland icon. One of the largest free food and wine festivals in Australia, it’s a celebration of our vibrant food culture and regional producers, artisans, graziers and chefs. Brimming with cooking demonstrations led by celebrity chefs and industry experts, pop-up food stalls, live music and free kids’ activities, Regional Flavours 2019 makes for the perfect day trip up from the Gold Coast.
Innovation is a core focus at this year’s event, providing great opportunities for guests to try some different or even a plant-based alternative to your favourite foods. For example, ‘camel culture’ will be in the spotlight with stallholders Summer Land Camels and QCamels treating attendees to nourishing camel-based milk, cheese and yoghurts – said to provide support with some health issues like diabetes and Crohn’s Disease. And, on the Main Stage, plant-based nutritionist Ellie Bullen will deliver wholesome cooking demonstrations that will get you excited about healthy eating.
With delicious produce from 17 different regions to sample, across 80 stallholders, you are certainly spoilt for choice here. You can expect top quality, ready-to-eat food stalls offering treats at various price points, served up by the very people behind what’s on your plate. Chat to them about this year’s other major theme, ‘sustainability,’ to learn how we can all do our bit to reduce waste – including bringing our own water bottles to Regional Flavours, as single-use plastic bottles will not be available for sale.
You’ll get to hear from the likes of Network 10’s MasterChef Australia judges Matt Preston, George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and crowd favourites Poh Ling Yeow, Justine Scholfield and Brisbane’s own Georgia Barnes when they present across the two-day event. Among the live cooking displays and entertainment will be a world of gourmet delights to discover, including regional wines and fresh produce, truffles, preserves, chocolate, pastry and much more. Visit the website for the full program, to plan your day trip.